Passenger Cars

2014 Lexus CT 200h Review

The Lexus hybrid story begins in the 60s, long before the brand was born in 1989, and in an era where Green actually referred to a shade of colour. Parent company Toyota felt the need to find a more efficient, environmental sensitive way to power a car, which led to …

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2014 Honda Jazz VTi-L CVT Review

If the Honda Jazz was a person, she would have a degree in economics and a wardrobe full of practical clothing like pull-on ankle jeans that requires no ironing, a sizeable shoulder strap bag with lots of useful compartments, and sensible walking shoes that won’t kill the feet after two …

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2014 Chrysler 300S Review

When we drove the Chrysler 300 last year, we liked its unorthodox ‘gangster-car’ styling, exceptional value and refinement. Chrysler has now broadened the appeal of its flagship sedan with the introduction of the 300S model. Taking the standard car’s “Imported from Detroit” style a step further, the 300S boasts an array of …

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2014 Toyota Corolla Sedan Review

White goods on wheels; Grandma’s taxi; pensioner’s wheels. I could go on and on about how some describe the Toyota Corolla. However, if such sentiments reflect the majority view of the population, the “Rolla” would not have found home in 40 million garages worldwide since its introduction in 1966. A …

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2014 Honda Odyssey Review

The previous generation Honda Odyssey was one of the coolest people movers around. It’s low, stationwagon-like styling was unlike any other frumpy people movers around. The rear doors opened just like those on a conventional car rather than slid across. For it’s fifth-generation however, things have changed, dramatically. The new Odyssey has …

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2014 Nissan Altima Review

The 2014 Nissan Altima, Nissan’s new mid-sized sedan, made its Australian showroom debut late last year, one year after its V8 Supercar alter ego hit the tracks. While sharing the same name and a largely similar body, the two couldn’t be more different. The road-going Altima is offered with a choice …

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2014 Lexus ES 300h Review

The Lexus ES started out as the company’s mid-size luxury sedan complimenting the LS flagship when Lexus said hello to the world in 1989.  Six generations later, the ES has become Lexus’ best selling model in the brand’s largest and second largest market, the USA and China respectively. The ES …

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2014 Alfa Romeo MiTo Review

The Alfa Romeo MiTo is the Italian marque’s first city car since the much lauded Alfasud from the late 70’s. Created to take on class favourites like the MINI and Fiat 500, the MiTo aims to be a fun and inexpensive offering targeted at young urbanites. Refreshed and reloaded for …

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2014 BMW 5 Series review – 520d M Sport

When it comes to online shopping, there’s Amazon. When it comes to executive sedan, there’s the BMW 5 Series. For decades, the propeller badged saloon has been the benchmark in the executive class, eclipsing the Audi A6, Mercedes E-Class and Lexus GS. Things have started to change in recent years, however, …

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2014 Skoda Octavia Review

Like me, most of you are likely to see Skoda through a pair tainted lens, a legacy of the brand’s humble Eastern Bloc origin. Think Skoda 105, 120 and 125 – a trio of painfully basic models that were produced from 1976 to 1990. Loved by Hollywood for car-chasing scenes …

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